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Sustainable remediation incorporating ecological restoration

The Onondaga Lake Superfund restoration program in Syracuse, New York has provided an opportunity to refine and develop new ecological restoration approaches. Lessons from Onondaga Lake can be broadly applied to other programs, particularly in urban and postindustrial settings.

In Lessons Learned in Sustainable Remediation Incorporating Ecological Restoration, a presentation delivered at the Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium, Tony Eallonardo, PhD discusses specific initiatives of the Onondaga Lake program, including the restoration of more than 50 acres each of wetlands and grasslands in a variety of settings, 10 acres of green parking areas, and extensive living shoreline systems. Across each of these initiatives is the effort to tie plant functions and ecological processes to desired outcomes and landscape values.

The Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium took place on March 10-11, 2017 in Ithaca, New York.

About Tony Eallonardo, PhD: Tony is a plant ecologist with seven years of professional experience working on multidisciplinary teams focused on the restoration and remediation of natural and anthropogenic ecosystems. Tony is OBG's Natural Resources and Restoration lead on the Onondaga Lake Superfund cleanup program, which is one of the largest programs currently ongoing in the U.S.

Contact:
Tony Eallonardo, PhD
Tony.Eallonardo@obg.com
(315) 956-6602



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